How to work with AUDIO Files generated with Speech in Research

Ever since we are transcribing speech into text in research we also allow the option to record the real voice of the customer.

Out latest update also includes the iOS world and the long term problem case of the Safari browser which can finally be used for speech in research projects (see post about iOS).

Before you can record the voice of someone you clearly need the person’s acceptance. As we do not want to store any person’s real data on our servers we implemented a way to allow you to save the audio files apart from the answer data in questfox (see post about your own SFTP Server).

The alsway upcoming question now is how to work with the audio data in a market research project?

Several tools allow you to work with audio files.

A very professional one is Audacity which can be installed on any computer and helps as a cutting software to create a list of your files. Audacity is a freeware that operates on a professional level.

A nice tool to stitch hundreds of audio files together ist the tiny tool Freemake. It allows you to create one single file from a bucket list of literally hundreds of audio files. So you can combines all the answers to one question with just one mouseclick.

In order to share your one or several files with your clients and other researchers we advise you to use a sharing service like Soundcloud. allows you to share files non-publicly. And this is probably what you are looking for.

We are still looking for professional services that allow us to work with AI technology on the audio data. Until this is available we do have to listen to the real voice of the customer.

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